Georgiann (Pavlicek) Barta


Georgiann Julia (Pavlicek) Barta went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Georgiann was born on June 14, 1929 in Komensky, the daughter of James and Emilia Pavlicek and raised by Julia and Frank Pavlicek. She resided her entire life in the Praha area after marrying Louis Edward Barta on Oct. 2, 1950. A devoted wife and mother, Georgiann faithfully attended Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Praha where she was a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed walking her ranch land, checking the cattle and feeding the catfish in the tank. She also had a lifelong love of travel. She and Louis spent many vacations on road trips covering the far reaches of the United States.

Georgiann is survived by three sons, Kenneth Barta and his wife Louisa of Austin, Randall Barta and his wife Carol of Praha, and Stanley and his wife Peggy of Yoakum; two daughters, Susan Ivey of Flatonia and Pamela Moreno of San Antonio; and six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Edward Barta; one grandson, Jeremy Barta; and son-in-law, Clyde Hartfield.

Pallbearers were Brian Hartfield, Daniel Hartfield, Rodney Hartfield, Jonathan Hartfield, Chris Inman and Josh Barta.

The rosary and funeral Mass were held on Wednesday, June 17 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Praha, officiated by Father Gabriel Maison. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Praha.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas or St. Mary’s Restoration Endowment Fund.

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Smith Funeral Home of Flatonia was in charge of arrangements.